Make Ahead Dinners

Make Ahead Dinner ideas

My husband works long hours and often comes home late. For those days I like to have dinner in the refrigerator for him to heat up. Here are five make ahead meals. These can also be leftover for lunch meals.

Twice Baked Potato Dinner

Twice baked potatoes are a frequent request when I ask my husband for meal ideas. I made this meal so the potato could be taken out and heated in the microwave.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Orange

Bottom Left: Peppermint candy

Right Side: Salad with lettuce, radish, carrot, twice baked potato with cheddar cheese

Salad Dinner

This meal includes several of my husband’s favorites: salad, tapioca pudding, and citrus with mint sugar. This entire meal is meant to be eaten cold.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Lettuce, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, hard boiled egg, carrot, mozzarella cheese

Top Right: Tapioca pudding (after I made it, I put it in my EasyLunchBox to cool).

Bottom Right: Grapefruit and orange with mint sugar

Pasta and Broccoli Dinner

This falls under not his favorite but food he will eat category. Anyway, I think that he appreciates my having made something for him.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Penne pasta with butter, Parmesan cheese, cooked broccoli

Top Right: Grapefruit

Bottom Right: Garlic bread

Potato Gratin Dinner

Potatoes and cheese are two popular ingredients here. I also added fruit and vegetable. This entire meal can be heated in the microwave. Applesauce is great warm!

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Potato and cheese gratin

Top Right: Cooked broccoli

Bottom Right: Applesauce with cinnamon

Pasta Beans Corn Tomato Cheese Dinner

This one was actually for me as my husband won’t eat black beans. I love having a healthy meal prepared ahead of time.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Penne pasta with chopped tomatoes, black beans, corn, and Cheddar cheese (I did not use this recipe but it was my inspiration)

Top Right: Strawberries

Bottom Right: Broccoli and carrots

I hope that this gave you some ideas. What do you like to make ahead for dinner and have waiting in your refrigerator?

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1 Response to Make Ahead Dinners

  1. bentodays says:

    Great ideas, thanks for sharing! Definitely love having pasta anytime!

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